Utah Valley Wolverines vs Oregon Ducks Prediction, 12/20/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Utah Valley Wolverines vs Oregon Ducks
Date: Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Location: Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, OR
TV: Hulu Live TV
Matthew Knight Arena is where the Oregon Ducks (7-5) will compete against the Utah Valley Wolverines (8-4) on Tuesday.
The Utah Valley Wolverines faced off with Antelope Valley and earned the victory with a final of 80-54 in their last game. In reference to personal fouls, the Wolverines ended up finishing with 14 and Antelope Valley recorded 21 personal fouls. They converted 4 of 18 tries from three-point range. Antelope Valley finished the game at 25.0% when shooting free throws by making 4 of their 16 tries. Furthermore, Antelope Valley snagged 32 boards (5 offensive, 27 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Antelope Valley recorded 11 assists and had 8 steals for this contest. With regard to the defense, Utah Valley let their opponent shoot 38.3% from the floor on 23 of 60 shooting. They also doled out 19 assists in this contest while forcing the opposition into 20 turnovers and earning 12 steals. With regard to grabbing rebounds, they earned 49 with 14 of them being offensive. When they shot from the free throw line, the Wolverines converted 16 of 24 tries for a rate of 66.7%. Utah Valley finished the contest with a 41.2% FG percentage (28 out of 68) and converted 8 of their 22 3-point shots.
Trey Woodbury is a player who was a contributor for the game. He racked up 17 points on 5 of 11 shooting. He saw the court for 23 mins played and also snagged 8 boards. He ended up going 45.5% from the floor and distributed 5 dimes.
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Utah Valley heads into this one with a record of 8-4 so far this season. They are losing possession via turnover 12.8 times per contest and as a unit are committing 17.0 fouls every game. As a team, Utah Valley is pulling down 40.5 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 193 dimes so far this season, which ranks 38th in the nation in terms of passing. The Wolverines are connecting on 30.9% from downtown (86 of 278) and 75.2% from the free throw line. They are averaging 77.5 points per contest (85th in the nation) while hitting 44.1% from the field.
On the defensive end of the court, the Wolverines are forcing their opponents into 13.0 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.9 fouls. They are 233rd in college basketball in allowing assists with 152 relinquished this season. The Wolverines defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 40.7% (309 of 760) and they concede 36.3 rebounds per game as a team. They are conceding 31.1% from beyond the arc while they are 160th in college hoops in points per game allowed (67.8).
In their last game, the Oregon Ducks took home the win by a final score of 78-56 against Portland. The Ducks recorded 30 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 36 for the game. They also gave up possession of the ball 18 times, while getting 9 steals in this game. Portland earned 18 fouls in this contest which took the Ducks to the free throw line for a total of 23 shots. They were able to knock down 14 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 60.9%. When discussing shooting from downtown, Oregon made 12 out of their 22 attempts (54.5%). When the final whistle blew, the Ducks walked away from this one shooting 26 out of 49 from the field which gave them a percentage of 53.1%. The Ducks allowed Portland to convert 20 of 53 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 37.7% in the matchup. They shot 21.7% from beyond the perimeter by hitting 5 out of 23 and finished the contest at 11 out of 21 at the free throw line (52.4%). In the matter of how they cleaned up the glass, Oregon permitted Portland to grab 24 in total (4 offensive).
Rivaldo Soares was important for the Ducks for the game. He made 5 out of 7 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 71.4%, and totaled 3 rebounds. He had 16 points in his 25 mins on the court and had 1 assist for the matchup.
Oregon has a win-loss record of 7-5 on the year. The Ducks commit 14.6 personal fouls per game while shooting 64.3% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 14.0 times per contest (157th in the country) and they lose possession via turnover 13.7 times per game. Oregon has totaled 833 points on the campaign (69.4 per contest) and they grab 36.7 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Ducks are connecting on 46.1% from the floor, which ranks them 120th in D-1.
The Ducks on defense are ranked 72nd in the country in points allowed per game with 63.8. They are forcing 11.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 40.1% from the floor (66th in college basketball). The Oregon defense allows 31.3% on shots from behind the 3-point line (91 of 291) and their opponents are connecting on 76.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 12.2 dimes and 31.4 rebounds on a nightly basis, ranking them 160th and 52nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oregon
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